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Restoration Drama and Ecocriticism

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:36pm
Denys Van Renen / University of Nebraska at Kearney
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP for ASECS Panel (Minneapolis –  30 March-2 April 2017)

Restoration Drama and Ecocriticism

CFP: Shakespeare's Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

updated: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 1:54pm
Allison Kellar Lenhardt; Sonya Loftis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion

The editors of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion are reposting the CFP for the edited collection, which is now under contract with Routledge as a part of the Studies in Shakespeare series. We are particularly interested in rounding out our collection with an essay that focuses on multimedia, cognition, ecocriticism, digital humanities, and/or global performance. Please see the original CFP below and submit a CV and abstract by September 15 to a.lenhardt@wingate.edu.

Theater and Law across Cultures and Frontiers

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:27pm
Samantha M. McDermitt The Law Theater Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Since the times of Ancient Greece, when “society” and “the State” were subsumed into and joined in the term, “polis,” Theater and Law/Ethics have interacted and relied on each other. 

 In Greece, drama tended to serve socio-political, cultural,religious, and other functions. It was a device for presenting and addressing serious and important public ethical, religious, and political issues, thereby building citizenship and engagement of the artists with public leaders and members of the public, in works by Aristophanes, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. 

CFP: Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations (edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 3:17pm
Katrine K Wong
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Eastern and Western Synergies and Imaginations, an edited volume in a forthcoming Brill series East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions, is now inviting submissions.

The age of gobalisation has witnessed, and is witnessing, increasing activities across border and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. Multi-dimensional communication and collaboration between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era are often narrated and re-created in print and on stage.

Major Interdisciplinary Conference CFP: Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Renewal as Post-War Exchange

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm
Irene Morra; Senate House, London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

15-17 June 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 15-17th, 2017. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II.

NeMLA: Early Modern Theater and Transformation

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Transformation has long been discussed in studies of early modern English drama. From an interest in Ovidian transformation to the way cross-dressed actors were feared to be “transformed” into effeminate men by performing the roles of women, scholars have looked at specific ways in which transformation incited fear, awe, and excitement in the playhouse. Next Fall, the Folger Shakespeare Library is presenting a symposium, “Early Modern Theatre and Conversion,” that explores issues of how religious “transformation” is represented on stage, as well as how theatre is able to “convert” religious conversion.

CFP Conference "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture" Florence, IT

updated: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:35am
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference

THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

Florence, 7 April 2017

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)

The Silence of Dean Maitland: Page, Stage, Screen (critical edition and new essays)

updated: 
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:47am
Syracuse University Dept of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.

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